Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # 146
Incident Date: 4/19/1915
Weapon: Handgun; Revolver
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Officer Edward Maloney was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a robbery suspect.
When Officer Maloney attempted to arrest the suspect the two engaged in had-to-hand combat. During the fight the suspect drew a revolver and shot Officer Maloney in the back. The suspect then attempted to shoot a special officer as he escaped, but the officer knocked the gun from the suspect's hand and arrested him.
The man was convicted of Officer Maloney's murder and sentenced to life at San Quentin State Prison. An accomplice was sentenced to 10 years.
Officer Maloney had served with the San Francisco Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and 3-month-old baby.